Visakhapatnam: Empathy, Respect and Trust are the values that stay relevant in these turbulent times observed Vidyasagar Pulavarthi, MD, Commonwealth Bank, Australia, here on Monday.
Delivering the inaugural address at the PGP and PhD programmes of IIM-Visakhapatnam, he welcomed the students and told them that it is possible to turn the challenges of these unprecedented times into opportunities. The way businesses are run today is bound to change in the next couple of years and students should therefore take a step back and observe the major changes occurring in the business world, he said and urged the students to utilise their time at IIM Visakhapatnam to the fullest by learning new skills that will keep them abreast in these unprecedented times.
Prof. M. Chandrasekhar the Director of IIM-V announced the formation of IIM Visakhapatnam- Foundation for Incubation, Entrepreneurial Learning and Development (IIM-V FIELD). He said that this new initiative would give greater thrust to the existing entrepreneurial initiatives of institute like TIDE 2.0 and the Women start up program.
The Admissions Chair, Prof. Amit Baran Chakrabarti, presented the demographic details of the new batch. He said that the students of the 2020-2022 PGP batch came from 22 states of the country. The new cohort of students were also diverse in educational background and gender representation.
The PhD Program Chairperson, Prof. Vivek Madupu, welcomed the PGP and PhD students and expressed his desire that the PhD program flourishes in the coming years.
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